London Has Fallen – Review

LONDON HAS FALLEN (2016)

6.3Review of London Has Fallen – the sequel to the box office smash Olympus Has Fallen, starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman.

It’s very rare London get’s it’s place in the Hollywood limelight – especially in terms of big budget blockbusters that tend to stick closer to the US shore.

A welcome breath of fresh-air then to see The UK capital take center stage for the much anticipated sequel to the 2013 box office smash Olympus Has Fallen.

Following on several years from the events of the first film, London Has Fallen sees Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) and President Asher (Aaron Eckhart) travel to London for a state funeral for the late Prime Minister. Things soon turn out to be not what they seem when a extreme terrorist organisation unleash war against world heads of state on the streets of London.

With President Asher the main focus of this assult, Banning must once again protect the President from a merciless group hellbent on killing the Leader of the Free World in front of everyone.

London Has Fallen is certainly a full on action blockbuster that gets the adrenaline going, and for that fact alone, is worth the trip – however it falls very short of it’s predecessor in terms of story and acting – a shame considering it’s a full returning cast including Morgan Freeman and Angela Bassett.

Worth a see – but for fans of Olympus Has Fallen, don’t expect too much and you won’t be too disappointed.

London Has Fallen (2016)

99 min|Action, Crime, Drama|04 Mar 2016
5.9Rating: 5.9 / 10 from 66,210 usersMetascore: 28
In London for the Prime Minister’s funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.